$0.97 EPS Expected for Vistra Energy Corp (NYSE:VST) This Quarter

Equities analysts forecast that Vistra Energy Corp (NYSE:VST) will post $0.97 earnings per share (EPS) for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Zero analysts have provided estimates for Vistra Energy’s earnings. The lowest EPS estimate is $0.35 and the highest is $1.73. Vistra Energy reported earnings per share of ($0.32) during the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year over year growth rate of 403.1%. The company is scheduled to announce its next earnings report on Thursday, February 27th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Vistra Energy will report full-year earnings of $2.42 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.78 to $3.06. For the next fiscal year, analysts forecast that the company will post earnings of $2.48 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $2.08 to $3.13. Zacks’ earnings per share averages are an average based on a survey of sell-side research analysts that that provide coverage for Vistra Energy.

Vistra Energy (NYSE:VST) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, November 5th. The company reported $0.23 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.87 by ($0.64). Vistra Energy had a net margin of 4.40% and a return on equity of 5.00%. The company had revenue of $3.19 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.21 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.61 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was down 1.5% on a year-over-year basis.

Several research analysts recently commented on VST shares. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Vistra Energy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 6th. Credit Suisse Group raised their price objective on shares of Vistra Energy from $30.00 to $31.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 14th. Evercore ISI reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $32.00 price objective on shares of Vistra Energy in a report on Monday. Morgan Stanley set a $34.00 price objective on shares of Vistra Energy and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, August 16th. Finally, SunTrust Banks raised their price objective on shares of Vistra Energy from $30.00 to $31.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 17th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the company. Vistra Energy presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $32.40.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Oaktree Capital Management LP lifted its stake in Vistra Energy by 17.0% in the 2nd quarter. Oaktree Capital Management LP now owns 28,151,399 shares of the company’s stock worth $637,347,000 after purchasing an additional 4,100,000 shares in the last quarter. Boston Partners lifted its stake in Vistra Energy by 59.0% in the 2nd quarter. Boston Partners now owns 12,166,382 shares of the company’s stock worth $275,443,000 after purchasing an additional 4,514,742 shares in the last quarter. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA lifted its stake in Vistra Energy by 34.4% in the 3rd quarter. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA now owns 6,586,601 shares of the company’s stock worth $176,060,000 after purchasing an additional 1,686,266 shares in the last quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC lifted its stake in Vistra Energy by 26.8% in the 2nd quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 6,085,941 shares of the company’s stock worth $137,786,000 after purchasing an additional 1,284,924 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Invesco Ltd. lifted its stake in Vistra Energy by 221.3% in the 2nd quarter. Invesco Ltd. now owns 5,492,563 shares of the company’s stock worth $124,350,000 after purchasing an additional 3,783,279 shares in the last quarter.

VST traded up $0.09 on Friday, hitting $26.09. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 3,005,003 shares, compared to its average volume of 4,167,612. The company’s 50 day simple moving average is $26.86 and its 200-day simple moving average is $24.73. The firm has a market cap of $12.78 billion, a P/E ratio of -1,304.50, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.90 and a beta of 0.57. Vistra Energy has a 12 month low of $20.83 and a 12 month high of $27.96. The company has a quick ratio of 1.11, a current ratio of 1.24 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.42.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, December 30th. Shareholders of record on Monday, December 16th will be paid a $0.125 dividend. This represents a $0.50 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.92%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, December 13th. Vistra Energy’s dividend payout ratio is presently -2,500.00%.

Vistra Energy Company Profile

Vistra Energy Corp., through its subsidiaries, engages in the integrated power business in Texas. The company operates through Wholesale Generation and Retail Electricity segments. The Wholesale Generation segment engages in the electricity generation, wholesale energy sales and purchases, commodity risk management, fuel production, and fuel logistics management activities.

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